- February 21, 1956 - April 17, 2009
- Leland, North Carolina
of Rick's Passing
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I'm so sorry about Rick. He was a great guy and Bob and I enjoyed the Pig Pickin's he put on for us so often. My thought and prayers...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Dottie Norris - Hampstead, NC
“Jentry, Tracy, Jeff, Heidi, and family: We were so saddened to hear about Rick, and we know your loss and pain. Please, know that all of you are...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Donnie & Janet, & Dare White - NC
“The world has lost a ray of sunshine with Ricky leaving it. Although I only saw you all at reunions of JTH 74, I always looked forward to that warm...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Shelley Forrest Bullard - NC
“I am so sorry for your loss. Rick will be missed by many. I pray for your family and hope you gain strength from your loved ones and friends.
4 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanne Rhein - Fayetteville, NC
“My thoughts and prayers are with your family as you go through this difficult time.
5 of 16 | Posted by: Teresa Gilchrist - Leland, NC
“Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one, Ricky. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ricky for many years, through many different...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Twylah Johnson Meshaw - Leland, NC
“Aunt Mick, Eddie Joe & Family,
We are very sad over the loss of Ricky. We thought so much of him! Daddy loved him dearly and his visits.
I remember...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Lori Hunter Knowles & Family - NC
“From our family to yours; We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Our hearts are so heavy for you all. May God be with you through these tough times....Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Robin Taylor - Wilmington, NC
“To Aunt Mick and Family,
Our hearts go out to you for your loss. May the Lord hold you during this time and the days to come. We are keeping you in...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Chris & Robin Hunter - Clinton, NC
“Eddie Joe and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Ricky's death. I always remember his love of hunting and how much he loved his children. The...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin Hunter - Salemburg, NC
“Traci and family, I am sorry that it has been so long since I have seen Rick. He was always a pleasure to be around. My heart goes out to you and I...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: April Barefoot Tisher - FL
“Dear Jeff and Family,
i am truely sorry to hear about your father/husband. my condolences are with you. i will keep you and your family in my...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: lori segars - wilmington, NC
“I was so sorry to hear about your husband and father.My son was hired and has worked for him for the past year and said nothing but great things.He...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Eileen Thorman - Wilmington, NC
We are so sorry to hear about Rick,the love of your life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill & Nic
14 of 16 | Posted by: William Hedvig , Ralph Nicastri - VA
“Dear Traci, Melvin, Fowler & Austin,
We are so sorry to hear about your dad/grandad. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
God Bless You...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Ray and Sharon Roupe - Burgaw, NC, NC
We miss you and love you like no words can ever describe. Your strength, spirit, character, light, love of life, and legacy will be...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Traci & Melvin DeBose - Burgaw, NC
Rick Fowler, 53, of Leland, NC, passes away Friday, April 17, 2009.
He was born in Raleigh, NC, on February 21, 1956, the son of Evelyn Hunter Fowler and the late William H. Fowler.
Rick was an avid outdoorsman and bear hunter and was a long time member of the Black River Hunt Club. He was a loyal employee for over thirty-five years for Pepsi Co. where he was a warehouse manager. Rick loved to cook and spent much of his time catering Pig Pickin's. Rick was loved by all who knew him. He was such a glorious light in all our lives. He will live in all our hearts forever.
Surviving in addition to his mother is his devoted and loving wife, Heidi Fowler who was the love of his life; three children, Traci DeBose and husband Melvin, Jeff Fowler and Raven, and Jentry Fowler; one brother who was his best friend, Eddie Fowler; three sisters, Patricia Fowler, Sandra Hamel and Belinda Hammonds; grandchildren, Fowler and Austin DeBose and Trenton Fowler; many nieces and nephews including two special nephews, Joey Fowler and wife Tammy and Jamie Fowler and wife Kim; stepchildren, Brian Pinkham and wife Jocelyn, Jason Pinkham, and Sarah Wrangham and husband Travis; step grandchildren, Emma Wrangham and Chloe Pinkham.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday, April 20, 2009 at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel, 4108 S. College Road.
A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Tuesday at Andrews Mortuary Valley Chapel by Rev. Ken Sarvis. Everyone is invited to a celebration of Rick's life, which will follow at Rick and Heidi's residence beginning at 4:00 pm Tuesday.
Memorials may be made in Rick's name to the charity of one's choice.